Goumois

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Goumois
Au fil du Doubs
Au fil du Doubs
Stage 2, Maison Monsieur–Goumois
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Au fil du Doubs
Au fil du Doubs
Stage 3, Goumois–Soubey
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Cycling in

Goumois
Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 3, Saignelégier–La Chaux-de-Fonds
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 2, Courgenay (Courtemautruy)–Saignelégier
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Mountain biking in

Goumois
Jura Bike
Jura Bike
Franches-Montagnes Tour
Saignelégier
Goumois

Goumois

Goumois is an example of French-Swiss cooperation; both villages share an infrastructure and are only separated by a border on paper.
The village – or both villages – of Goumois lie on the east and west of the River Doubs, which at the same time forms the border to France. Although the borders have been set down since the Congress of Vienna, the two villages have shared an infrastructure since time immemorial. For example: the school is on Swiss soil, but the church is in France. The inhabitants have had permission to attend church services on the French side since 1830.

For almost five hundred years, Goumois was under Franquemont rule until this was dissolved in 1780. For a short time in 1792, Goumois became part of the Rauracia Republic, a sister republic of the French Revolution that comprised part of the Prince-Bishopric of Basel, which belonged to the Holy Roman Empire.

Some remains of the Franquemont Castle ruins can still be seen. The castle was completely destroyed by Basel troops during the conflict over the sovereignty of the Barony of Franquemont between the Counts of Montbéliard and the Prince-Bishop of Basel.

The village has a rich array of water-based tourism activities such as fishing, canoeing and walking trails along the banks of the Doubs, for example to Affenfelsen (Rocher du Singe) two kilometres upstream along the river.
Goumois is an example of French-Swiss cooperation; both villages share an infrastructure and are only separated by a border on paper.
The village – or both villages – of Goumois lie on the east and west of the River Doubs, which at the same time forms the border to France. Although the borders have been set down since the Congress of Vienna, the two villages have shared an infrastructure since time immemorial. For example: the school is on Swiss soil, but the church is in France. The inhabitants have had permission to attend church services on the French side since 1830.

For almost five hundred years, Goumois was under Franquemont rule until this was dissolved in 1780. For a short time in 1792, Goumois became part of the Rauracia Republic, a sister republic of the French Revolution that comprised part of the Prince-Bishopric of Basel, which belonged to the Holy Roman Empire.

Some remains of the Franquemont Castle ruins can still be seen. The castle was completely destroyed by Basel troops during the conflict over the sovereignty of the Barony of Franquemont between the Counts of Montbéliard and the Prince-Bishop of Basel.

The village has a rich array of water-based tourism activities such as fishing, canoeing and walking trails along the banks of the Doubs, for example to Affenfelsen (Rocher du Singe) two kilometres upstream along the river.

Arrival and return Goumois

Adresse

Jura Tourisme
Rue de la Gruère 6
2350 Saignelégier
Tel. +41 (0)32 432 41 60
info@juratourisme.ch
www.juratourisme.ch

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Accommodation

Centre de Loisirs des Franches-Montagnes
Centre de Loisirs des Franches-Montagnes
Saignelégier
Ferme de Belfond
Ferme de Belfond
Goumois
Gîte Chez Toinette
Gîte Chez Toinette
Saignelégier
Hôtel Cristal
Hôtel Cristal
Saignelégier
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Places of interest

A rare cattle droving track
A rare cattle droving track
Centre Nature, Les Cerlatez
Centre Nature, Les Cerlatez
Doubs Canoë
Doubs Nature Park
Doubs Nature Park
Lake Etang de la Gruère
Lake Etang de la Gruère
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Hiking in

Goumois
Au fil du Doubs
Au fil du Doubs
Stage 2, Maison Monsieur–Goumois
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Au fil du Doubs
Au fil du Doubs
Stage 3, Goumois–Soubey
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Cycling in

Goumois
Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 3, Saignelégier–La Chaux-de-Fonds
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 2, Courgenay (Courtemautruy)–Saignelégier
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Mountain biking in

Goumois
Jura Bike
Jura Bike
Franches-Montagnes Tour